About the Author
Luke Nguyen is a well-renowned Vietnamese Australian chef, best known for his television series Luke Nguyens Vietnam and his new series Greater Mekong. His shows have aired throughout the world and can currently be seen on The Cooking Channel (US), The Food Network (US), UKTV, The Living Channel, and XYZ Entertainment Pty Ltd. Luke was raised in Australia in Sydneys vibrant and notorious Vietnamese quarter. His parents opened and ran a local Vietnamese restaurant, and it was this passion for food that first ignited Lukes interest. After learning the basics from his parents, Luke trained with a number of well-respected Sydney chefs before opening The Red Lantern restaurant with his sister, Pauline. Since then, The Red Lantern has become one of Sydneys most acclaimed restaurants. Luke has written three previous cookbooks, Secrets of the Red Lantern, Songs of Sapa, and Indochine and was recently announced as the host of Masterchef.